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April 20, 2012
DuPont has named Gary Spitzer senior v.p./integrated operations and engineering, effective May 1. Spitzer, currently president/chemicals and fluoroproducts, succeeds Jeffrey Coe, who...
April 6, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry gained 1% in March, the fifth consecutive advance. All of the indicator’s components contributed to the rise. Chemical stock...
April 6, 2012
Amyris has named Steven Mills CFO, effective May 2. Mills replaces Jeryl Hilleman, who is leaving the company. Mills was most recently senior executive v.p./performance and growth at...
March 16, 2012
The second estimate of fourth-quarter 2011 GDP shows growth of 3%, up from the initial calculation of 2.8%. The contours of growth did not change: a relatively slow expansion in...
March 16, 2012
Arkema has appointed Doug Sharp president and CEO of its Sartomer photocure resins business. Sharp, until recently, served as regional group president of Arkema’s Altuglas...
March 2, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose a strong 1.2% in February, the fourth consecutive gain. The indicator is at its highest level in nearly four years, although it...
March 2, 2012
The American Cleaning Institute has named six executives to its board of directors. These include Dirk Buengel, senior v.p./care chemicals and formulation technologies at BASF, David...
February 10, 2012
The U.S. economy ended 2011 on a relatively strong note. Growth was very weak at 0.4% in the first quarter of 2011. The final quarter registered a 2.8% gain in real GDP. In the fourth...
February 10, 2012
Americas Sytrenics, a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical and Styron, has named Bradley Crocker CEO. The appointment was effective January 30. Crocker was most recently COO...
January 27, 2012
The leading indicator was flat for January, after two months of strong expansion. Output in the chemical process industries rose 0.4% in the latest month after falling slightly in the...
January 27, 2012
Chevron Phillips Chemical has announced three senior management changes. Greg Wagner has been named v.p./human resources, replacing Chantal Veeyaete, who has been named to the...
January 20, 2012
Tronox has named Daniel Greenwell senior v.p. and CFO, effective immediately. Greenwell was most recently senior v.p. and CFO at Terra Industries, which was acquired last year by CF...
January 20, 2012
the U.S. economy grew 1.8% in the third quarter, the latest GDP estimate. Third-quarter growth initially was calculated at 2.5%, significantly above the 1.3% recorded in the second...
January 6, 2012
The leading indicator rose a healthy 0.4% in December, following a 2.3% surge in the previous month. The leading indicator had declined for three months in a row prior to this latest...
January 6, 2012
BASF has named Wayne Smith, currently president/polyurethanes, to its executive board, effective April 27. He replaces Stefan Marcinowski, who is retiring. Raimar Jahn, currently head...
December 19, 2011
The economy grew at a 2% annual rate in the third quarter, ahead of the 1.3% rate in the second quarter, but below the initial estimate of 2.5% for the most recent period. Although...
December 16, 2011
Dow Chemical has named Jose Maria Bermudez general manager/coating materials, North America. Bermudez will be responsible for leading all North American business for Dow’s coating...
December 6, 2011
BASF: Benefiting from the use of LRI in its development of nanomaterials. The chemical industry will maintain its Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) spending of about €10...
November 26, 2011
Haldor Topsoe has named Bjerne Clausen CEO. Clausen replaces Njels Kegel Sorensen, CEO since September 2007, who has resigned. Clausen joined Haldor Topsoe in 1979 as a researcher, and...
November 26, 2011
Surging equity prices in October pushed the leading indicator higher in November. The indicator remains 0.8% below the most recent peak attained in May 2011. The sharp swings in the...
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